The , evidently one of their most prized objects of American folk art from the Applachian mountain region of the eastern United States, has stood in the centre of their living room for over 60 years. Also seen as an accessory in many of the Eameses’ photographs.
The Eames House bird is made from solid alder wood with a black lacquered finish. Feet in black powder-coated steel wire. Based on the original artefact and in co-operation with the Eames Family, Vitra is now reproducing the first series of the House Bird.
Eames House Bird
This product is designed by
Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray were a married couple who fundamentally changed the way furniture and buildings are designed and manufactured - playing a large role at the inception of the Modernist movement. They worked with Herman Miller and then later Vitra in the 1950’s to pioneer new technologies in moulded plywood, plastic resin and wire mesh products.
Charles was by highly influenced by the Finnish Architect Eliel Saarinen who encouraged Eames to move to Michigan to further study Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He became friends with Eliel’s son Eero and together they created a prize-winning furniture entry for New York’s MOMA museum ‘Organic Design in Home Furnishings’ competition. Ray Eames was born as...